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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 13, 2012 9:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

But the camera waving back & forth means it's ~~psychedelic~~! How else could you tell? :)

I don't know what date the filming was, though REAL Dead experts could probably study the haircuts & figure out about which month it was... No known date for this clip on deadlists.
They are clearly actually singing Golden Road, but I'm not sure if it was filmed silently, or if the film soundtrack was just so bad they decided to dub the studio cut instead.

It is funny that the Whicker's World commentary focuses entirely on the drug use among today's youngsters....but that's typical of TV spots of 1967. Hippie Temptation struck the same horrified note! And the Grateful Dead, of course, were Exhibit A. I can just imagine all those TV producers lining up in front of 710 Ashbury - "you want easy shots of a doped-up band on pot, film here!"

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Poster: Arck Date: Feb 14, 2012 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

Well Jerry is playing his Starfire. He switched to a Les Paul during '67 right? Assuming that once he switched to a Les Paul, he didn't play the Starfire again, that could give a very rough date. We don't seem to know as much about Weir's guitars, which would help.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 14, 2012 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

There are a couple reasons to think this is spring '67.
For one, Golden Road came out in March, and by summer/fall it would've been old news.
Also, Jerry switched from the Starfire to the Les Paul during spring '67 (he switched by June).
During that period, Weir was playing a Rickenbacker, and Lesh a Fender bass, according to Jackson's GD Gear book. (It looks like the Fender in the video - Lesh switched to a Guild Starfire bass in June.)

So I think we've narrowed it down to the March-to-May period!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 15, 2012 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

Funny thing is, if I'd read my own Golden Road post, I would've seen that the band was filmed in March or early April, shortly after the single came out - the BBC filming was mentioned in the band's first fan newsletter, which came out in April a month after the album release.
http://www.dead.net/sites/deadbeta.rhino.com/files/images/196704xx_0159.preview.jpg

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Poster: Arck Date: Feb 17, 2012 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

There's so much fun to be had trying to figure out mysteries of this era, let alone listening to the music from this time.

If the Golden Road clip is indeed from the BBC filming as seems very likely, the article indicates they were in the Avalon or the Rock Garden. As far as we know, they only played at the Avalon in January but deadlists suggests they played at the Rock Garden right at the end of March/beginning of April. How interesting. It sure would be nice to hear the original audio...

LIA, once again you provide an interesting topic of discussion. Thank you.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 15, 2012 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

V cool; thx for that info.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 15, 2012 5:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

Defn, given everyone's appearance as well...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 13, 2012 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

Did the other TV shows generally get closeups of joints being passed around? Maybe that was also commonly shown, but I don't really know. Surprised me, though ... awfully trusting on the part of the subjects of the show. "And now, from behind the curtain, comes Mr. Policeman! Stay tuned as the camera rolls on more exciting footage!"

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 13, 2012 10:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Golden Road '67 video

Hippies were trusting people!
Anyway, this was a British TV crew. I don't know how often joints were shown on American shows then...maybe it was OK for late-night news shows?

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